Athena Currier is a cartoonist. She grew up in Northfield, MN, the town where Jesse James could not rob the bank. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and a current MFA student in the Sequential Art program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Athena’s longest work to date was her webcomic, Action Athena, which ran three days a week for over four years. The majority of the comic has been collected into a 340-page book, and a collection of Athena’s favorite strips remains online. Athena is also the creator of a comics magazine called Burn Book, for which she received a DART (Design, Art, & Technology) grant to fund the first print run.
In 2010, Athena was nominated for a Lulu Award (presented annually to honor women in comics) in the category of “Best New Talent.”